Plus: 'Gossip Girl' spin-off isn't dead, Jay-Z leaves Def Jam, Spielberg does TNT and more
Next gallery »10 new shows we're looking forward to
« Previous galleryFirst Look: The CW's 'The Beautiful Life,' 'Melrose Place' and 'The Vampire Diaries'
Will Smith developing Katrina rescue story
Will Smith and his Overbrook Entertainment has teamed up with Sony Pictures to acquire the life rights of John Keller. Why? The ex-Marine coordinated the rescue of 244 of his New Orleans neighbors after their building was flooded after Hurricane Katrina becoming a hero to the city.
According to Variety, the five-story structure sat in 11 feet of water after the levees broke. Given the moniker "The Can Man," Keller's story has become noteworthy because he wasn't motivated by financial or heroic gains, just a concern over the elderly residents in his building. John Lee Hancock, who directed "The Rookie" and "The Alamo," will rewrite the current script and direct. It's possible Smith could star in the project, but like many Overbrook projects he rarely commits up front.